Master Class with Dr. Taiseer Sulaiman | January 19, 2024
January 19, 2024 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Two-hour Master Class lecture by Taiseer Sulaimanl |Restoring hope?! Reinstating Form, Strength, And Appearance of Devitalized Teeth
- Explain how impaired tooth structure affects the restorability of teeth.
- Identify the key concepts that influence tooth and restoration survival and present predictions for best future solutions for the long-term retention of endodontically treated teeth.
- Describe the current understanding of the therapeutic options for devitalized teeth that rely on modern materials and adhesive dentistry and compare them to conventional procedures.
- Coronal rehabilitation of endodontically treated posterior teeth remains a contentious topic. Although the traditional crown supported by metal radicular supports is still extensively used in dentistry, its invasiveness has been heavily criticized. Parameters, including residual tooth volume, tooth position, number of proximal contacts, timing of the definitive restoration, and the presence of cracks have been reported to impact restoration and tooth survival. The ongoing evolution of dental materials and techniques, coupled with a trend toward more conservative endodontic restorative procedures, necessitates a reassessment of the scientific literature. Can contemporary materials and minimally invasive therapeutic options based solely on adhesion replace conventional and more invasive restorative methods?
- Dr. Taiseer Sulaiman is a Tenured Associate Professor and the Director of the Advanced Operative Dentistry and Biomaterials Research at the Adams School of Dentistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he earned his clinical certificate in Operative Dentistry and his PhD in Dental Materials from the Department of Prosthetic Dentistry and Biomaterial Sciences from the University of Turku in Finland in collaboration with the Department of Operative Dentistry at UNC. Dr. Sulaiman is a wet-handed clinician, and a researcher who is passionate about bridging the gap between dental research and clinical application. Dr. Sulaiman’s research focus is on dental ceramics, adhesion, cements, color and appearance in dentistry, and biomimetics. He has published over 80 peer-reviewed articles, abstracts, and book chapters. He is a member of many academies including the Academy of Operative Dentistry (where he serves as councilor to the academy), the Society of Color and Appearance in Dentistry, IADR/AADR, and the American Dental Association. He has presented on numerous national and international stages and serves as a reviewer for many peer-reviewed journals.